General/ Housekeeping

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  • Hot work permit completed and approved?

  • Mechanical ventilation is required if space is less than 10,000 cubicfeet per welder, rooms having a ceiling height less than 16 feet, confined spaces where cross ventilation is significantly obstructed?

  • Welding materials requiring ventilation or air-line respirators: cadmium, fluorides, zinc, lead, beryllium, mercury, stainless steel (oxygen cutting using chemical flux or iron powder or gas shielded arc).


  • Are aisles marked?

  • Width of aisles maintained?

  • Are aisles in good condition?

  • Are work areas clean?

  • Is housekeeping maintained?

  • Are only authorized and trained personnel permitted to use welding, cutting, or brazing equipment?

  • Does each operator have a copy of the appropriate operating instructions and are they directed to follow them?

  • Are compressed gas cylinders regularly examined for obvious signs of defects, deep rusting, or leakage?

  • Is care used in handling and storage of cylinders, safety valves, relief valves, etc., to prevent damage?

  • Are precautions taken to prevent the mixture of air or oxygen with flammable gases, expect at a burner or in a standard torch?

  • Are cylinders kept away from sources of heat?

  • Are signs reading “Danger - No Smoking, Matches, or Openlights” or the equivalent, posted?

  • Are liquefied gases stored and shipped valve-end up with valve covers in place?

  • Are provisions made to never crack a fuel-gas cylinder valve near sources of ignition?

  • Before a regulator is removed, is the valve closed and gas released from the regulator?

  • Is red used to identify the acetylene (and other fuel-gas) hose, green for oxygen hose, and black for inert gas and air hose?

  • Are pressure-reducing regulators used only for the gas and pressures for which they are intended?

  • Acetylene not used at pressures above 15 psig?

  • Special T-wrench for opening cylinders in place during welding operations?

  • Is welding to be performed on cryogenic piping?

  • Is open circuit (No Load) voltage of arc welding and cutting machines as low as possible and not in excess of the recommended limits?

  • Under wet conditions, are automatic controls for reducing no load voltage used?

  • Is grounding of the machine frame and safety ground connections of portable machines checked prior to starting machine?

  • Are only approved apparatus (torches, regulators, pressure-reducing valves, acetylene generators, manifolds) used?

  • Are the cylinders kept away from elevators, stairs, or gangways?

  • Is it prohibited to use cylinders as rollers or supports?

  • Are empty cylinders appropriately marked and their valves closed?

  • When welding is done on metal walls, are precautions taken to protect combustibles on the other side?

  • Before hot work is begun, are used drums, barrels, tanks, and other containers so thoroughly cleaned that no substances remain that could explode, ignite, or produce toxic vapors?

  • If welding is to be conducted in an area containing compressed gas containers and flammable or explosive materials; has the Safety

  • Office been notified and approval received?

  • Is a check made for adequate ventilation in and where welding or cutting is performed?

  • When working in confined places, are environmental monitoring tests taken? A confined space entry permit approved?

  • Welding/cutting near metal scrap bins?

  • Are the bins marked with type of material?

  • Please proceed to the next section.

PPE/ Air Emissions/ Fire Protection

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is any danger of flying particles or corrosive materials?

  • Are helpers or observers wearing proper eye protection to prevent flash burns?

  • Are approved safety glasses required to be worn at all times in areas where there is a risk of eye injuries such as punctures, abrasions, contusions, or burns?

  • Are protective gloves, aprons, shields, or other means approved against cuts, corrosive liquids, and chemicals?

  • Are employees who need corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) in working environments having harmful exposures required to wear only approved glasses, protective goggles, or use other medically approved precautionary procedures?

  • Is it required that eye protection helmets, hand shields, and goggles meet appropriate standards?

  • Are employees exposed to the hazards created by welding cutting, or brazing operations protected with personal protective equipment and clothing?

  • Are hard hats provided and worn where danger of falling objects exists?

  • Are hard hats inspected periodically for damage to the shell and suspension system?

  • Is appropriate foot protection required where there is the risk of foot injuries?

Air Emissions

  • If the welding creates hazardous air emissions, is the welding area appropriately marked to indicate this?

Fire Protection

  • Are all fire extinguishers accessible, and their locations clearly designed?

  • Are all fire extinguishers inspected and recharged regularly, and noted on the inspection tag?

  • Is the emergency number displayed?

  • Have Safety Office Fire Protection Specialists been contacted?

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